An Oregon state worker is receiving praises as a hero for taking a thoughtful action that saved a mother and her three children from a car that was teetering on the edge of an embankment.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said the terrifying incident happened on June 8.
Authorities disclosed that the woman was driving when she veered off OR-58, Willamette Highway. Her vehicle landed in trees and on the edge, reports Fox5.
Josh Frazier, an Oakridge Transportation Maintenance Coordinator with ODOT, was nearby and saw that the car was about to fall over the edge.
Authorities said Frazier pulled his ODOT truck close and hooked a winch cable to the car, keeping it in place.
Frazier then punched out the windshield and carried two of the children up the hill while additional first responders helped rescue the others and provided medical care.
“It’s one of those action hero movie tropes: a car, teetering on the edge of an embankment, when the hero saves the day by rescuing the vehicle’s occupants. Predictable by movie standards, but extraordinary in real life,” ODOT said in a Facebook post.
“On what was likely one of these travelers’ worst days, we’re glad Josh was at his best,” the post continued.